In my experience I have rarely, if ever, come across a faucet that I felt such a need to spend time writing a review for, except for right now. To be honest, I’ve always thought that kitchen fixtures were simply boring necessities, and just a small part of the renovation process. Even the more expensive fancy ones always struck me as something just for people from the Hamptons or the Gold Coast to splurge on.
I am certainly not an enthusiast for kitchen fixtures as a rule, but the Moen 7594SRS Arbor just impressed me that much as a professional that I am going out of my way to let other potential customers know. Now, I renovate houses for a living and have dealt with a wide variety of styles for all kinds of homes, big or small. So when it comes to the kitchen essentials the Moen 7594SRS left a particularly positive impression. So, on that note, I want to make sure that I provide all the details of this particular pull down model and why I would recommend it.
Moen 7594SRS Arbor Specifications
The entire Moen unit weighs 5 pounds, which is a nice heft and has a very solid feel. This seems like a minor detail, but really when you are working on installing these kinds of quality faucets the feel of it in your hand means a lot. The last thing you want to happen is a piece bend or snap leaving you to replace the whole setup, or worse have it leak because of little piece that was warped when you were tightening down the nut around the faucet line. Then you don’t notice the problem and your water bill goes up, or worse, your cabinets get ruined.
When choosing a faucet, the quality of the fixture is a big decision to make, but the Moen 7594SRS makes it an easy one. I have worked with cheap faucets in the past and have had issues from even the most basic parts right after I finish installing them, like having cartridges become clogged as soon as you turn on the water the first time. If you really want to get something that will do the job you should always consider something that is made solid and made of metal like the 7594SRS. My personal recommendation to anyone considered replacing fixtures; buy solid craftsmanship even at a premium because they won’t be as likely to let you down.
Now there is also the finish on the Moen 7594SRS that caught my attention. Not that I haven’t seen a stainless exteriors before, but that this carried a spot resist stainless finish that really did resist fingerprints and water spots. That is a big bonus that is especially nice if you have a couple kids running around that like to grab all over every shiny surface in the house. Partner that with a slick modern looking design that really fits into just about any kitchen I’ve seen. While I personally went with a spot resistant stainless steel for my own home, it also comes in a more traditional mirrored chrome or oil-rubbed brass.
- Spot Resist stainless resists fingerprints and water spots
- Equipped with the Reflex system for smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking of the spray head
- Features Duralock quick connect system for easy installation
Moen 7594SRS Arbor Features
The Moen 7594SRS’s Arbor design has a nice high arc spout with what Moen calls “PowerClean Spray Technology,” meaning that there is higher water pressure, but with less splash-back when you are spraying. When I’ve used it I was surprised at how little water was left around the sink. Great PSI too, with two kinds of spray modes: a solid stream of water that works for cleaning dinnerware, and a multi-stream that works best on cleaning produce.
Another nice feature to this model is the convenient “MotionSense” that lets you work hands-free. You can just wave your hand over the sensor and it starts and stops the water flow (this part of the product requires 6 AA batteries, though those come included). I usually come home with plenty of dirt on my hands so I can certainly appreciate when a feature like this helps me to keep the appliance, and the counter top, cleaner than without it.
I could see this helping out at dinner time if you are handling raw chicken and you don’t want to get your faucet handle full of salmonella. Just run your wrist over the curved neck and the MotionSense picks up the signal. This comes in real handy if you are like me and don’t like to spend too much time cleaning a faucet, too.
Lastly, this faucet comes with an adjustable “reflex system” meaning that the handle is adjustable and you can position it just about anywhere you want. This model also comes with a 68 inch retractable hose that helps a lot when it comes to smooth movement versatility. The head attached to the hose pulls and locks back into the original position offering easy and secure docking. Some people prefer the pull out types of faucets, but (again, in my own experience) a pull down variety like this offers a better control of the water stream.
Moen 7594SRS Arbor Installation
Now that I have talked about the look and design part, I want to describe the nuts and bolts of installing this kind of faucet. I’ve worked with a lot of different brands that brag about being easy to work with – some are and some less so – but the Moen’s 7594SRS Arbor just came with such a slick layout that installation was a breeze.
It is designed to be installed in countertops with either 1 or 3 holes, and the faucet comes with the all the pieces (like the escutcheon) included making it a straightforward affair with clear instructions. Even the connections (which are normally the biggest difficulty when installing a new faucet) were painless because of the “Duralock” quick connect system.
I was under the sink for 10 minutes and had the whole system in and working perfectly. You can use a little plumbers tape if you like, but I’ve even found it not always required!
Moen 7594SRS Arbor Conclusion
Overall, I can say with confidence that the Moen 7594SRS Arbor is one of the, if not the, best kitchen pull down faucets I’ve worked with. It strikes a perfect balance between utility and contemporary design that fits into any kitchen. The reason I feel so confident is because I went out and put one in my own home and have been enjoying it immensely since.
Now after all this I can say it is still not completely perfect. I did take a look over the customer reviews portion of Amazon and saw that there have been some people who have had issues with temperature settings and some issues with leaking. However, I can’t say that I had any of those kinds of issues myself.
The Arbor does come with a number of features that I think are great time savers and super-efficient, but I can see where some issues might arise. I would also say that there are always things to watch out for with any new faucet, but were I to make a recommendation to a homeowner this would in my top five to anyone renovating their kitchen.